Are you planning a weekend getaway to La Union with your friends soon? Fret not, for I will share four tourist spots your adventurous hearts can explore and enjoy!
When tourists go to La Union, the first thing they think of is the beach. However, this town offers more than that. Aside from being a beach lover’s paradise, La Union is also a place filled with historical landmarks and natural destinations. Here is a rundown of some of the beautiful places in my province.
- Grape Farms
I am not kidding when I say you can experience a touch of Napa Valley here in La Union. Aside from its acclaimed beaches, La Union is known for its large production of grapes. You can find most grape farms along the road in the municipalities of Bauang and Caba, where you can experience grape-filled adventures, from grape fruit picking to savoring grape wine and delicacies. It is best to visit La Union’s grape farms from March to May during its harvest season.
2. Pindangan Ruins
Hidden in the sole city of La Union resides Pindangan ruins — a historic remains of a catholic church built during the Spanish colonization. Pindangan ruins has lived through centuries and has gone through calamities, but its beauty and sanctity remain over the years. For an entrance fee of only 30 pesos, you can marvel and learn the history and sacredness of this historical landmark. It is located in Barangay San Vicente, San Fernando City.
3. San Juan Beach
Hailed as the “Surfing Capital of the North”, Urbiztondo, San Juan beach, never disappoints with its consistent waves and overall aura. This place is every beach lover’s dream because of the countless activities one can experience here, like surfing, partying, and chilling by the beach while catching exquisite sunsets. You can also embark on a food adventure with its vast array of bars and restos for every palette. With its laidback vibe and thriving surfer culture, your whole barkada will surely enjoy it here.
4. Baluarte Watch Tower
Another must-visit historic structure built during the Spanish era is the 400-year-old Baluarte Watch Tower in Pebble Beach, Luna. This landmark was a lookout for Spanish guards to prepare for any attacks from possible invaders. It was also utilized as a communication tower during World War II. Although past typhoons destroyed it, the local government was persistent in renovating it to preserve its history. Today, tourists can visit this newly-restored structure for free while enjoying the view of the peaceful Luna beach. Additionally, restaurants and ample parking spaces are also accessible in the area.
Indeed, La Union has a lot to offer, such as spectacular beaches, preserved historic landmarks, friendly locals, and delicious dishes. Once you set foot in our province, a part of you will forever crave its warmth and solace. Create lasting memories and go on memorable adventures with your loved ones here in La Union!